Spain: Sanchez hopes to complete the déconfinement the 1st of July

Espagne: Sanchez espère achever le déconfinement le 1er juillet

The head of the Spanish government said on Sunday hoped that the déconfinement will be completed by the 1st July in the country, and he announced a “final extension” of the state of alert, which lets you limit traffic until 21 June.

“On the 1st of July, I hope all the Spanish territory will be able to recover its freedom of movement, if there is no change in the evolution of the epidemic,” the new coronavirus, said Pedro Sanchez during a press conference.

The Spanish do not have the right to go out of their province as the déconfinement is not finished.

“We are on the verge of reaching a safe harbor […], finish with this health emergency,” but “we still need a final 15-day extension of the state of alert”, which was to expire on 7 June, said the head of government.

On the date of 1 July, Spain has also decided to reopen its borders to foreign tourists and to lift the quarantine imposed on may 15, to any person entering the country.

Spain, the country one of the most bereaved in the world by the pandemic, with over 27, 000 deaths, has begun in recent weeks a déconfinement by phases, different according to the regions according to their epidemiological situation.

The phases, to last two weeks, this déconfinement had to be finished by the end of June in most regions, but only in the beginning of July in the region of Madrid or Barcelona. The two largest cities in the country, the most affected by the pandemic, were the last to begin their déconfinement Monday.

Mr. Sanchez explained on Sunday that the regional authorities, who will once again be competent to manage the third and last phase of the déconfinement, can reduce the length if the situation allows.

On Monday, 70% of Spanish people will be in the second phase of the déconfinement which allows in particular the opening of the beaches or restaurants.

The two-week extension of the state of alert, the sixth since the beginning of the confinement, would have to be ratified Wednesday by the Chamber of deputies.

The minority government of Mr. Sanchez will be able to count on the forbearance of a separatist party of catalonia and the support of basque nationalists.

Decreed on 14 march, the state of alert allowed the central government to regain control of skills in a country with a very decentralized and limit the movement of persons in a sub-the most stringent in the world, and now during the déconfinement progressive.

In mid-may, Mr. Sanchez had attempted to extend this measurement exception for a month until the end of June, but he had had to revise his claims down to two weeks to ensure that both the support of a liberal party in Parliament.

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